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(The New York Times)   Fifty years ago Monday night, Clint Eastwood pulled off the greatest prison escape in American history   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2012-06-09 01:01:20 PM  
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I think the official version of the story from authorities was "Well we never heard from them again! They clearly failed!"
2012-06-09 05:34:22 PM  
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whidbey: Degenz: whidbey: Degenz: And "rip tides" don't have anything to do with it, those are currents that occur off the shore in a lateral direction. Tides are completely different, and that's what would suck you out to sea in the San Francisco Bay.

I didn't say "rip tides," Professor. I said "tide rips," which is what you get in enclosed deep water bays with shoals like we're talking about.

And the fact the money and the personal effects were found is the kicker. It's a romantic fantasy that these men made it.

LOL troll, then you better cite WTF a "tide rip" is because the only factor in the bay is tides, not currents. Personal effects found on a beach does not equate to drowned and dead, it can just as easily mean they made it to shore and fled the area.

Again, I really take issue with "easily," you must really believe that men rowing a semi-inflated mess of raincoats had some kind of advantage against the waters, the rips, the eddies and whatever else cold swelling deep water related obstacles they faced.

I mean, seriously, it sounds like you wanted these guys to stick it to the man and get away unscathed. You're a bit obsessed.

Because you're a f*cking troll who on one hand whines about "big gubmint" while simultaneously believing everything they spout as long as it fits your peculiar view of society.

You ignored that I used the word "vigorously" in describing how the escapees from Alcatraz paddled their way north to use the current to land on the Marin headlands and instead focused on "easily" and then assumed their raft was leaky, as reported by the "librul media" and the bad old gubmit.

At what point will you be consistent and follow one line of logic or the other?
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